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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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The impact of changes (both positive and negative) in political leadership, climate change adaptation policies stemming from extreme weather events, and more and more countries moving toward low carbon energy transitions are covered in this month's global report that looks back on significant activities in 2018. READ THE REPORT HERE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at EarthAction
February 2019 - The Trump administration’s proposed reversal of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) is a disgraceful attack on safeguards put in place to keep children and families safe from the dangers of mercury and other hazardous pollutants in our air, water and food. Andrew Wheeler, current Administrator... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at 2020 Action
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Nominate a young changemaker for the Children's Peace Prize 2019! The International Children's Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children's rights. Winning the International Children's Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners' message reached more than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at EarthAction
The INF Treaty and the enterprise of nuclear arms control are at risk, as Andrew Lichterman of IALANA affiliate Western States Legal Foundation and LCNP's John Burroughs explain in the below IPS opinion piece. LCNP and WSLF helped develop a RootsAction-led online campaign enabling constituents to contact their representative and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at EarthAction
January 2019 - The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty of 1987 between the US and Russia eliminates all ground-launched mid-range nuclear weapons. This contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War. In recent years, each party has charged the other with some noncompliance of the treaty, which the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at 2020 Action
December 2018 Dear Friend of EarthAction, Our current President and his allies, with their domestic and foreign policies, judicial appointments, rhetoric, insults, and name-calling have set our country and the world on a very dangerous course. EarthAction has a key role to play in limiting the damage and getting the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at EarthAction
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Dear member and friend of 2020 Action, You and I live in volatile and dangerous times. Nuclear weapons and climate change remain the biggest threats to our country and the world— and these fundamental issues will remain the focus of 2020 Action. I am so grateful that you have been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at 2020 Action
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Less Coal, More Carbon Tax This month, our Country Managers focused on significant greenhouse gas emissions activities. The results were a mix of positive and negative. Germany's AfD, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, less coal and more carbon taxes are some of the most significant climate change activities this month. CLICK HERE... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at EarthAction
December 2018 - The war in Yemen is causing the world's worst catastrophe, having killed tens of thousands of civilians, and threatening famine to 8 million people, half of them children. The Saudi coalition, supported militarily by the US, is carrying out widespread bombing, including hitting hospitals, schools, and civilian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at 2020 Action
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Dear Friend, Much of my career has centered on energy - particularly on the central role that fossil fuels have played in the modern world, and our need to transition away from them. This has been a challenge, to say the least, because most of us are blissfully unaware of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at EarthAction
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Last week (Oct 24-30) was UN Disarmament Week, when member states vote on a range of disarmament decisions and resolutions. Decisions are binding on the United Nations. Resolutions are indications of governments' positions and intent - they are not binding but can be very authoritative and influential if supported by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at EarthAction
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The midterm election on Nov. 6 is one of the most important in memory. It will decide whether checks and balances will be restored to the federal government and especially to our out-of-control president. An even more important event is scheduled to take place nine days earlier, however. It could... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at EarthAction
November 2018 - The extreme hurricanes, fires, flooding, and temperatures this year are hardly surprising because it's all been predicted. The most recent predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are even more dire, and the report calls on governments, industry, and all the earth's individuals to take immediate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at 2020 Action
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For Global Report #8 Climate Scorecard Country Managers identified key issues affecting international climate finance in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries. The first identified whether their country was an international climate finance donor or recipient and then described the effectiveness of their efforts (if they were a donor country) or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at EarthAction
October 2018 - Nuclear weapons and climate change remain the greatest threats to the well-being and survival of our families, our country and the world. On Tuesday, November 6th, you can help elect your federal Representative and Senator who will work to increase our security. Here are a few suggestions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at 2020 Action
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On September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, world leaders will participate in a High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament. 'The United Nations and its member countries should focus more on disarmament for sustainable development' says 2016 Children's Peace Prize winner Kehkashan Basu, who was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at EarthAction
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UNFOLD ZERO thanks everyone who took action for nuclear disarmament on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days. (See Global list of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day actions). Now we look forward to September 26, United National International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day), and the day in 1983... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at EarthAction
September 2018 - The New York Times recently updated its report, 76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. It says that the Trump administration, along with Republicans in Congress, have targeted environmental rules they see as overly burdensome to the fossil fuel industry. From the Times: “Rules targeted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at 2020 Action
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week warned member states and UN staff that the United Nations is $140 million short of its budget and could run out of cash, due to late and non-payment of UN dues by member states. In a letter sent to UN members, Guterres said that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at EarthAction
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Invitation to Participate Climate Scorecard and our partners invite all concerned organizations to join the Partnership Campaign to save the Paris Agreement. The Campaign is targeted at getting countries, especially leading greenhouse gas emitting countries, to strengthen the ambition of their pledges to the Paris Agreement before the Agreement goes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at EarthAction
August 2018 - The 2011 New START Treaty is set to expire in 2021. It caps U.S. and Russian deployed long-range nuclear weapons at 1,550 for each side, and more important, it allows intrusive inspections, so each side can see what the other has deployed. To lose this ability to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at 2020 Action
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Near the statue of Jan Van Eyck, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) rises up from the Canal. Skyscraper is 5 tons of plastic waste pulled out of the ocean to create a 4 story tall whale: a powerful reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste still swimming in our waters.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at EarthAction
July 2018 - The President has instructed Rick Perry, the Secretary of Energy, to bail out obsolete coal and nuclear power plants by raising electricity rates. A draft Energy Department plan exploits the Cold War-era Defense Production Act and Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act to force grid operators... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at 2020 Action
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A group of tribal voluntary forest guards in Thengapalli forest in Odisha (Photo by Ranjan K Panda) India needs to proactively include indigenous communities and forest dwellers in its efforts to restore and expand forest cover to sequester carbon, and not exclude them from forestry management In India, a new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at EarthAction
June 2018 - Killing and hurting innocent people as a means of achieving political ends is the very essence of terrorism, wherever it occurs. In recent weeks, Israeli forces have killed an estimated 100+ Palestinians at its border fence, supposedly to protect the soldiers and Israel, while not a single... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at 2020 Action